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View Leadership Values Self-Assessment

{Church Name} Leadership Values

The following is a self-assessment tool for you to use in looking candidly at your own strengths
and weaknesses.  The results will only be shared with those you choose, including your staff
accountability partner.  The set of notes on the next page provides a description of each element.
You can make up your own rating scale (e.g. 5 – very strong, above average, 1 very weak, below
average, etc.).  Precision and absolute scoring is not important.  Instead, you are looking for your
relative strengths and weaknesses. You will use this self-assessment with your staff
accountability partner to monitor your progress in working on your areas of weakness.  One
approach is to pick 2 or 3 areas of weakness to sincerely focus on; do not try to focus on too
many things at once. You are encouraged to get input from your spouse, friends, and peers in
completing the self-assessment.

Leadership Characteristics: Self-Assessment

Commitment to {Church Name} Vision and Values: 1     2     3     4     5

Attitude: 1     2     3     4     5

Integrity: 1     2     3     4     5

Action Oriented: 1     2     3     4     5

Strategic Agility: 1     2     3     4     5

Priority Setting/Time Management: 1     2     3     4     5

Team Player: 1     2     3     4     5

Team Builder: 1     2     3     4     5

Communication: 1     2     3     4     5

Demanding Standards/Expectations: 1     2     3     4     5

Skill/Competency: 1     2     3     4     5

Teachable: 1     2     3     4     5

Work/Home Life Balance: 1     2     3     4     5

Commitment to Vision and Values – You understand and are enthusiastically committed to
{Church Name}’s vision and values. You consistently lead your assigned ministry area in a way
that models and lives out {Church Name}’s vision and values in a practical way.  The
implementation of your ministry area is fully aligned with the vision and values of {Church
Name}.  Within your ministry area, you consistently and effectively communicate our vision and
values in a compelling manner that inspires others to become more actively involved.

Attitude – Your positive, can-do attitude and enthusiasm attract and inspire others.  People are
naturally drawn to your servant’s heart and Christ-like character such as humility, patience, and
self-discipline.  You are friendly and respectful of others.  You relate well to all kinds of people,
up, down, and sideways, inside and outside of the church.  You are slow to speak and quick to
listen, earnestly seeking to understand the needs of others.  You are cool under pressure and do
not loose your composure. You genuinely care about people and consistently demonstrate
compassion and concern for others. You are approachable and routinely spend time with others
in need, even when it is inconvenient.

Integrity – You are trustworthy, honest, reliable, and willing to stand-up for what you believe is
right, regardless of the consequences. You value and persistently seek truth in all matters.  You
are a “straight shooter” with a reputation of doing what you say.  You are fair and treat people
equally, giving credit where it is due.  You give every assignment your best effort without
cutting corners.  You readily admit your mistakes and assume responsibility for your actions.
You do not gossip.  You are respected for your willingness to confront issues and speak the truth
in love.  You are able to laugh at yourself and admit your mistakes to others; you are more
critical of yourself than others are of you.

Priority Setting/Time Management – You use your time effectively and efficiently,
concentrating your efforts on the more important priorities.  You are skilled at quickly zeroing in
on the critical few issues and putting aside the trivial many.  You spend considerable time
proactively working on projects that will have a long-term benefit for the church.  You rarely
find yourself working reactively on issues that are within your control to work in a more timely
and proactive manner.  You set deadlines for yourself to complete assigned projects.  These
deadlines respect and support the needs of others.  You rarely miss these deadlines and have a
reputation for getting things done on-time or early.  You are rarely late for meetings and other
group gatherings.  You spend considerable time (over half of your time) on activities related to
coaching, mentoring, and developing other leaders.

Action Oriented – You are a self-starter with a strong drive to get the job done.  You find
creative and innovative ways to work through or around barriers. You are persistent and finish
what you start.  You do not let things fester.  Others are energized and motivated by your can-do
attitude.  You often seek out challenging assignments and then deliver high quality products on
schedule.  Others seek you out to lead challenging assignments.  You are able to make good
decisions with limited information.  You are skilled at striking the right balance between
planning and action.  In carrying out assigned projects, you routinely identify and address other
more fundamental underlying problems that inhibit improved organizational performance.

Perspective and Strategic Agility – You see and understand the bigger picture in issues.  You
anticipate future consequences and trends accurately. You lead with vision and are effective at
articulating and painting a credible picture of the future.  You consistently demonstrate an
“owner’s perspective” in leading your ministry; you avoid optimizing specific areas of your
ministry at the expense of sub-optimizing or weakening the overall operations of the church.
You see your ministry as an integral part of {Church Name} and seek to establish goals and
objectives that align your ministry with the church’s purpose and values. You are able to discern
real problems and opportunities in complex issues, and boil these issues down to their simplest
terms. You earnestly seek win-win solutions that capitalize on the genius of the AND
(experiencing A and B vice A or B).  You have the ability to see the bigger perspective in issues
and either steer clear of potential problems or turn potential problems into opportunities. You
understand our “customer” and always seek to understand and eliminate barriers that prevent our
customer from taking their next step.

Team Player – Your deep commitment to {Church Name}, the staff team, and your volunteer
teams is evident to those around you and far exceeds your own personal ambitions.  You
routinely sacrifice self for the good of the team.  You understand and value the importance of
teamwork. You are good at collaborating with and promoting the creative ideas of others,
resulting in a product that is consistently bigger and better than yourself.  You can quickly find
common ground and solve problems for the good of all. You treat people fairly, equitably, and
without hidden personal agendas.  You are genuinely interested in the lives of other team
members, including their problems, concerns and desires.  You routinely spend time and energy
giving the best of yourself to other ministry areas other than your own.

Team Builder - You are aggressively developing people and teams to create a ministry that is
bigger than you are.  You are effective at selecting and blending people into teams, creating a
strong morale and team spirit, fostering open dialogue, empowering and trusting others without
micromanaging, creating a sense of purpose and belonging, and obtaining strong performance
results. You are a good judge of talent.  After reasonable exposure, you can articulate the
strengths and limitations of other people and where they can best serve in teams. You maintain a
good balance of critical feedback that both uplifts and encourages while teaching and correcting.
You deal with people problems firmly and in a timely manner without letting problems fester.
You clearly and comfortably delegate both routine and important tasks and decisions to others.
You create challenging tasks and assignments that will stretch people while energizing and
helping them to grow.  You are effective at identifying and developing other leaders through the
team environment.

Communicator/Motivator of Others – You are skilled at inspiring and motivating others to do
their best.  You are easy to understand and you make people feel at ease.  You are rarely
misunderstood.  Your command presence inspires and energizes others. You have solid
presentation skills in a variety of different settings, including one-on-one, small and large groups,
with peers, and with volunteer leaders.  You are able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety
of styles and can get messages across that have the desired effect.  You are able to negotiate
skillfully in tough situations and can settle differences with minimum conflict.  You keep people
informed with the information they need to know, when they need to know it to effectively do
their jobs.

Demanding Standards/Expectations – You demand and are passionate about high standards of
excellence in your ministry areas and are not living with festering deficiencies.  You
communicate these standards effectively to others in all that you do and inspire others to high
levels of performance.  You constantly assess the strengths and weaknesses of your ministry and
seize opportunities for improvement.  You are keenly aware of those aspects of your ministry
needing improvement, and are acting to improve underlying problems.  You routinely probe
important issues beyond the surface and do not accept cursory answers.  You pay close attention
to details.  You are disciplined to set the example for others by demonstrating high standards
yourself.  You and your leaders are harder on yourselves and on assessing the performance of
your ministry areas than others outside your ministry area.  You routinely take action to improve
performance without prompting and are disciplined about following up to ensure the actions are
having the desired effect.

Skill/Technical Competency – You have the functional and technical knowledge and skills to
do the job at a high level of accomplishment.  You understand and have mastered the
administrative and other work practices/processes of your ministry and the church. You are an
effective problem solver, applying both logic and intuition.  You instinctively sense when things
are not quite right or potential problems exist.  You probe important issues deeply (i.e. several
questions deep) to get past the surface to deeper-rooted problems and causes.  You routinely
make good decisions based on knowledge, analysis, experience, and mature judgement.  Most of
your decisions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time.  You are sought out by
others for advice and counsel.

Teachable – You are a relentless learner. You are aware of your personal strengths, weaknesses,
and limits. You continuously work to improve yourself.  You are open to change without being
defensive.  You seek out and thrive on constructive feedback.  You enjoy the challenge of
unfamiliar tasks. You learn quickly when facing new problems.  You perceptively pick up on the
need to change personal, interpersonal, and managerial behavior and are sensitive to how your
actions influence and affect others.  With sincere humility you are disciplined to modify and
adjust your behavior for the good of the team.

Work/Home Life Balance – You are a model for other Christians in demonstrating a balanced
lifestyle; you maintain a good balance between work and personal life so that one does not
dominate the other.  You find creative ways to get your work done AND tend to your family.
You do not consistently neglect the family in favor of work priorities.  You are able to give your
family 100% of your attention (physical and mental) when you are not working.  When you take
time off (including your day off) you do not spend time working.

Category:Fruitfulness - Years 2-3